U.S. Delegation Shines at 2007 Model United Nations (August 6 - 8, 2007)
Mauritius hosted the 2007 Model United Nations competition, August 6 through 8, where over 400 Mauritian secondary school students represented 114 member nations. For the students, the Model UN presents an opportunity to experience firsthand the diplomacy and multilateral negotiation needed to explore the UN system’s vast political agenda. In particular, the event was the culmination of dedicated research, study and rehearsal for the four students representing the United States. Manish Ghoorah, Varoon Rao Saccaram, Hannish Charitar, and Amit Bhoonah from the prestigious Royal College Curepipe, were named one of the competition’s Best Delegations. In addition, all four received a Best Delegate award for their individual arguments before the UN General Assembly. A spokesperson for the event stated that one delegation rarely, if ever, has taken both team and individual honors. Staff members from the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis worked closely with the team during preparation, and the team attributes the Embassy’s strong support to their success.